Your own boat

Canoe building courses

For the Canadian building courses, previous knowledge or special craftsmanship skills are not absolutely necessary. I provide the necessary materials and tools and actively accompany the construction process. The daily working time is about 8 hours.

In 7-9 days, depending on the model, with my help a Canadian is built. We begin with the preparation of the construction form, in order to be able to bend the frames afterwards. The next steps are nailing the planking, designing the decks and dikes and assembling them, covering, filling (impregnating) the canvas and attaching the external paths. Finally the seat frames are built and installed. Since the filler needs about one month to dry and harden, the future canoe owners have about 10 working hours left for oiling/painting the interior and the exterior paint coats. For organisational reasons, this final work cannot be done in my workshop. The boat is ready for transport after the course.

All work on the boat is mainly done with hand tools. The use of smaller machines makes some steps easier. However, nobody has to use tools or machines with which he or she does not feel safe. In this case I will help.

Canoe building courses